Monthly Archives - August 2018

Foreign Data Wrappers in PostgreSQL and a closer look at postgres_fdw

FDWs with PostgreSQL

There are a few features in PostgreSQL that are very compelling, and that I rarely see in other RDBMSs. Some of these features are the driving force behind the growing popularity of PostgreSQL. This blog post is about one of my favorite features: FDW (Foreign Data Wrapper). As the name indicates, this feature allows […]

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Using AWS EC2 instance store vs EBS for MySQL: how to increase performance and decrease cost

AWS EC2 MySQL cost savings

If you are using large EBS GP2 volumes for MySQL (i.e. 10TB+) on AWS EC2, you can increase performance and save a significant amount of money by moving to local SSD (NVMe) instance storage. Interested? Then read on for a more detailed examination of how to achieve cost-benefits and increase performance from this implementation.
EBS […]

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Webinar Tues 8/21: MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0

MariaDB 10.3 vs MySQL 8.0

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018, as he presents MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0 at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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Are they syntactically similar? Where do these two languages differ? Why would I use one over the other?
MariaDB 10.3 is on the path of […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.41-84.1 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.41-84.1 on August 17, 2018 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release merges changes of MySQL 5.6.41, including all the bug fixes in it. Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.41-84.1 is now the current GA release in the 5.6 series. All of Percona’s software […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.61-38.13 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.61-38.13 on August 17, 2018 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release merges changes of MySQL 5.5.61, including all the bug fixes in it. Percona Server for MySQL 5.5.61-38.13 is now the current GA release in the 5.5 series. All of Percona’s software […]

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